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The age of Lincoln

Author / Creator
Burton, Orville Vernon
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Summary

"In a remarkable reappraisal of Lincoln, distinguished historian Burton shows how the Kentucky-born president's Southernness empowered him to conduct a civil war that redefined freedom as a persona...

"In a remarkable reappraisal of Lincoln, distinguished historian Burton shows how the Kentucky-born president's Southernness empowered him to conduct a civil war that redefined freedom as a personal right protected by the rule of law. In the violent decades that followed, the extent of that freedom would be contested by racism and unregulated capitalism, but not its central place in what defined the country"--From publisher description.

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Creator
Orville Vernon Burton
Format
Books
Language
English
Publication
  • First edition
  • New York : Hill and Wang, 2007
Physical Details
  • 420 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
ISBNs
9780809095131, 0809095130, 9780809023851, 0809023857
OCLC
ocm76262240

  • Includes bibliographical references (pages [371]-400) and index.

  • Kindred spirits and double-minded men -- "Gale of simple freedom" -- To carry out the Lord's vengeance -- Washed in the blood -- "Southerner by birth" -- "The coming of the Lord" -- "A giant holocaust of death" -- "I want you to come home" -- "To square accounts" -- The promised land -- "The safeguard of the Republic" -- "A dead radical is very harmless" -- The new colossus -- A cross of gold
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